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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. SALEM. OREGON. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER S, 191?).
EVER PURSUED BY HUNTED FEELING, ESCAPED
CONYICE GIVES SELF UP; GOVERNOR PARDONS
- ttetall lumber dealers how are be
ginning to buy their winter and early
uprliiK requirements, as Indicated by
the sharp increase in the volume of
lie business reported through the
barometer of the West Coast Lumber
men's association for the last few
The total volume of orders accepted
bv 115 mills contributing to the report
for last week was 73,472.841 feet an
Increase of 11.000,000 feet over the
previous week, and the heaviest week
of business since the middle of the
f Slocks Arc Sliort.
Ttetall yards stocks everywhere are
mid to be short and pressure irom
r rospectlve home builders and other
classes of consumers the country over
Indicates a heavy demand for lumuer
of nil kinds durlnc the coming year.
The annual buying movement which
v.Hiinllv does not start until near the
first of the year secerns already to have
In face of this situation the car short
fuv Is not being material relieved. The
tiilllM report that they are getting no
unii-e than 10 per cent Of their car ro
ciulrements and In some districts the
Vinch Is even more severe than that.
Ttnllroad authorities are worklnff to
remedy the shortage but no substantial
relief Is expected within the next SO
Ijist week the mills booked orders
for K4 cars more thnn they shipped,
Virlni'lncr tho accumulation of unfilled
mil orders on their books up. to 6961
Mills Knnnlng Full.
Now business now coming In 1 well
'proportioned between rail and water
uiiioments. Cargo orders for the week
mere 17.552.638 feet of which 13,4811
(1.18 feet were for domestic delivery
and $ 1,104,000 feet for export.
fn anticipation of tho tremendous
iii-ih of business now In prospect the
mills continue to operate at full capac
ity and probably will remain on that
basis, so far as possible, through the
winter. Production at 115 mills last
An I 1 ft ft ft f..,ti loll
week uKgrngaieu o.,uii,vw i'n-.-wns
1.88 per cent of normal. Put
mocks still are short, approximately 30
per cent.- Unless the car shortage lasts
all winter and continues to hold up
shipments stocks will not get back to
t.Ki-tnnl bnsts for an indefnlto period,
as there is enough business in sight,
my the manufacturers, to absorb all
by making "his- escape from a trusty
gang engaged In harvesting flax on
Howell Prairie, August 2, 1016, Elmer
R. Bernard returned to the state
cnpitol this afternoon, secured an
audience with Governor Olcott, Intro
duced himself as an escaped convict
and declared his readiness to pay
whatever penalty might be; in store
Hut Bernard will not be required
to reenter the state prison although
returning with the expectation of
"doing" at least anotner year if not
two, according to his statement to the
After three years of freedom gained and wipe the slate clean for a new j
Governor Shows Mercy J
When Governor Olcott came into
his office this afternoon Bernard,
wearing his army overcoat, was wait
ing for hlra in the outer room. He
introduced himself to the governor,
explained that he was an escaped con
vict who had come back to face the
issue ,tuld his story and watted for
"You will not have to go back to
the prison," declared the governor,
after a few minutes consideration ofj
the unusual case. !
"What's that," gasped Bernard, evi
dently unable to grasp tho import of
the governor's statement.
"You will not go back," repeated
the governor and immediately made
good his statement by formally ex
tending executive clemency.
Going to Live Straight..
Bernard- will remain in Salem until
after the meeting of the state parole
board Saturday when ho will return
to Wasco county with his parole In his
pocket and with the haunting fear
gone from his mind. IRum to "mace
good" as he explained It, If only given
"I certainly appreciate tho kindness
of the people with whom I have been
associated over in Wasco county tne
! last three years and I am going to
try to show the governor that he has
not made any mistake in giving mo
this chance to "make good," he ae
clarcd. Bernard has an uncle In Baker
county. He has no other relatives.
TO HOLD CRIMSON
IN ANNUAL BATTLE
ENDS IN JAIL; 150
STUDENTS ARE HELD
Sacramento. Cnl... Nov. i!. Clad In
masquerade costumes. 100 students of
tho University Farm nt Davis started
nut lust night to advertise a football
came. Today Hie 1!0 nre in the Sacrn'
tnento city Jail facing charges or inter
nrintf with tho United States mall.
Shortly after 0 o'clock last night the
n.i,,ni .mill train No, 6, east bound.
resulted Dnvls. The students boarded
it They refused to pay their fare and
wcce too strong In numbers to he put
off The train by the train crew.
Outside of Sacramento Conductor
Word stopped tho train, detached the
engine and came in to tne tocni m
tlon for help. The police were noti
fied, A riot call was sent In and po
licemen were hurried to the station
waiting for the tralnload of students.
When Ward relumed in the engine
to his train the students had gone,
'they were on their way to the city,
serpentining and shouting. They were
met on the bridge by the police.
Thev are facing charges of delaying
a linltedi States mall train for more
than an hour. The Southern ractfio
company refused to accept n rheck Irtst
night from one of the boys for all the
fares. The company will press charges
npalnst the students.
Big Stun Aopropriated t
For Livestock Premiums
A warrant for $25,000 to be used In
ti e payment of premiums at Its exposi
tion this year was transmitted to O. M.
Flnmmer as secretary-manager of the
Vnnlflo International Livestock exposi
tion at Portland, today, by Ram A. Ko
t. deputy secretary of state.
rniRST rsc.n-:s nnmsn
' Sftn Francisco, Nov. . Father
Francis Fletrher, San Francisco priest
who was held In Ireland by British au
thorities and refused the right to re
turn to America, has escaped and to
ilay is in Ran Francisco. He slipped
...t't ,.t Ireland bv the same "under
ground pHssvte" used by- Eamonn Dc
Vnlcra, reaching here from the east
last night.. Tie went nt once to the
residence of Lather Lyons of St. Johns
"tSTUAX C.lltLS It OAN'XIXG
' ottinhnma Indian girls are' as much
Interested in the canning campaign as
their paleface sister. In Bnckham
tmoty. Okla., they attend all the meet
ings held by the home demonstration
I. gent, and this year matte an exceucm
Tooth exhibit of the fruit and vege
tables they had canned and dr!d. One
Indian woman also exhibited 100 chick
ens of her own raising.
Washington, Nov.. S. Cotton Bin
tied to November totalled fi.273.RC6
running bates, counUng round bales
us half bales, the census ljureail an
nounced today. The total glaningH for
llio name period lust year were 7.777.
169 bales. Hound bales ginned to No
vember 1. 119, totalled 70.594; Amer
ican Egyptian 14. OS! bales and fv
Island, ia bales. -
Governor Olcott, after hearing his
story immediately and on his own
motion, paroled Bernard who has de
clared his intention of returning to
Wasco county where he has been em-
poyed In various capacities since his
escape from the state prison there to
face the world again unhampered by
any. further drend of detection and
with a full determination to "make
Kscnpotl Tlu-ee Years Ago.
"There would have beon nothing
gained by sending Bernard back to
tho prison," stated Governor Olcott
in explaining his action in paroling
Bernard. ., "Neither Bernard himself
nor society generally would have been
benefitted. Bernard has made good
since his escape from the prison and
has returned here voluntarily ready to
face whatever was In store for him.
Furthermore ho had already served
his minimum sentence when he made
his escape" and was at that time elig
ible to a parole which would doubtess
have been granted within a very short
Bernard, who Is now 2D years of
age, was sent to the state prison from
Baker county, June 16, 1915, for rape
on a sentence of from one to ten
years. At tne nine oi him wwci
August 2, 1918,, he had already served
'his minimum time and wa a member
nf iiir ni-ismi trusty cang where ne
had another 40 days to servo bcrare
Tells of Bi-cuk.
Bernard, together with Cecil Grit
fin and Buy Lindsay, escaped from
the flax gang engaged in the harvest
ing of tho crop on Howell Praliio.
According to tho story as tola oy
Bernard hlmselj today the three men
inft Hie trusty cumo shortly alter
midnight heading eastward, Both
Griffin and Lindsay wore heavy shoes
which they had purchased and were
able to stand up under the henvy foot
ing but Bernard wore the regulation
mlson shoes which soon gave way
under him leaving him practically
barefooted In crossing tho barrier of
fered by the Cascades. Arrived' on
the eastern side of tho mountains the
condition of his feet compelled him
to drop out of tho party while his two
companions continued on their way.
He has never heard fro a them since
that time he declared.
'Worked On lliuiult.
Bernard obtained empoyment on a
anch In Wasco county where ho has
remained continuously ever since with
tho exception' of a few months spent
nt Camp Lewis us a member of the
heavy artillery. In his story to the
governor today he gave the names of
several men for whom he had worked
in Wasco county. Ho enlisted In the
artillery corps of the. army September
5, 1918, and was sent to Camp Lewis
where he was stationed whon hostili
ties ceased. He was honorably dis
charged In February, this year, ro
truning at onco to Wasco county
where ho remained until last night
whon he loft to surrender himself to
the state officials to again become as
ho confidently expected, an Inmato
of tho prison for another year and
Always Felt Hunted.
"It was while attending trial as a
witness at The Dalles this fall that I
first got to thinking about giving my-
self up and serving out tho rest of my
time or whatever I had coming to
me," stated Bernard tooay In explain
ing his action. "F.vor since I got
away I have had a feeling that every
body I met would recognize mo and
turn me over to the prison officials.
Believe me It's not as v.isy as it looks
even when you do make a clean got
away as wo did. You nhraya have a
sort of hunted feellnff and are never
sure of your liberty But at that trial KPn jawg.
in The Dalles 1 reit as tnougn snorur
Chrlstman had his eyes on me all the
time and I kept wondering when he
was going to take me In or if maybe
I would get by. Right there I de
termined to give myself up, pay the
penalty that might be In storo for me
By Henry R. Farrell
(United- Press staff correspondent)
Trlnceton, N. J., Nov. 8. Barriers
of hope are erected around the halls
of old Nassau against the Crimson
tide which surges over Palmer sta
dium this afternoon. '-'' -
Still nursing the scarcely healed
wounds inflicted by Colgate arid West
Virginia,, the Tiger has turned in de
fiance against the attack of John
Harvard wus hailed as the logical
winner in practically, every neck of
the. eastern woods. But Princeton had
lmmuned itself to the morale shaking
gossip and generated a super-charge
at the Edward Becker home near In
dependence. ' .
Quite the event of the season in
this little city was the masquerade
party given by the pupils and their
will be on the watch for a run-away
from the reform school.
, Mr. and Mrs. Houston ef McMlnn
ville, parents of Mrs. Edna Moore,
expect to move here this week.
Thomas Bean and family are plan
parents In the basement of the school ntng to move to their ranch In the
X Right Glasses
Chicago, Nov. 8. Chief interest jn
western football today was in the
Chicago-Michigan game here. It was
a revival of an ancient rivalry ana me
first meeting of teams really repre
ss ntatlve of the institutions since the
memorable 2 to 0 victory of Chica
go In 1905.
Other games today included:
Baylor vs Texas Aggies at Waco;
Detroit vs Tufts at Detroit; Kansas
vs Oklahoma at Lawrence; South Da
kota vs Michigan Aggies at Lansing;
Minnesota vs Illinois at Minneapolis;
Missouri vs Nebraska at Columbia;
Northwestern vs Iowa at Kvanston;
Ohio vs Purdue at Columbus; St.
Louis vs Marquette at St. Louis; Drake
vs Washington at Des Moines.
STATE INSISTS THAT
MARION C0UN1V TAXQ
REMITTANCE IS SLOW
On Roving Sea
Considerable interest attaches to the
controversy which wages between the
state treasurer's office and D. W. Dra
per, treasurer of Marion county, rela
tive to the question of whether or not
this county is delinquent in the pay
ment of Its tuxes because of the. fail
ure to remit the same to the state
by November L. Drager has taken ex
ceptions to published statements to
the effect that a penalty equivalent to
six per oent per year was being levied
upon the last half of Marion county's
taxes because of failure to remit by
November 1. Drager contends that he
still has until December 1 to make!
the remittance before the penalty be-1
comes effective and la withholding
payment until that time because the
delay will menn a saving of approxi
mately J225 to the county through in
terest earned in the extra month.
In. a letter sent out by Deputy State
Treasurer Joe Richardson today Dra
ger is again advised that the county Is
regarded as being delinquent In the
payment of tho tax and that the pen
ally Is now running.' The letter to
Drager reads as follows;
Koplylng to your Inquiry through our
Mr. Davis, and conf inning, tlie article
appearing In tho press in reference to
the time that county treasurers are
supposed to pay the second half of the
state taxes to tho state treasurer, I
have to advl.se you that these taxes
were duo and payaftle at this office on
November 1st, and that from and after
November 1, the same are subject to
an Interest charge of 6 per cent.
Undor dato of October 31, I wrote
you advising that payment should be
promptly made lu order to avoid the 6
per cent penally, and I also caused no
tice to be printed in the press In cer
tain of our dally newspapers In order
to give all county treasurers ample
time to conform with the law. This
letter was sent you and the notice In
the press was printed after due advices
were received by this office from the
attorney general's office relative to Its
construction of the statutes.
I write this lotter merely for your
further Information and I trust that
we may receive, at your earliest con
venience, jour remittance, together
with 6 per cent from November 1, as
prescribed by section 3691, Lord's Ore-
Whon L. E. B.eard, 15-year-old ad
venturer, reaches Portland to launcn
upon a thrilling sea career, he is go
ing to be disappointed.
Last night Mrs. Hugh Worley, Miner
apartments,' told police tnat young
Beard, her son, had left for Portland
to Join the navy, and that it was her
wish that he be rtbt permitted to do so.
Officer Ganiard wired the chief yeo
man at the naval recruiting- station,
asking hlmto send the lad home.
BONDS OF STATES IN
WEST GROW CLOSER
Bolso, Idaho. Nov. 8. Twelve west
ern states will be united by stronger
bonds than ever before, it is believ
ed here, by the big irrigation congress
called by Governor D. W. Davis for
November 21 and 22 at Salt Lake.
Such distinguished men as A. P.
Davis. U. S. commissioner of reclama
tion, Senator McNary of Oregon, chair
man of the senate committee on irri
gation nnd Moses P. Kinkaid, chair
man of tho house committee on Irri
gation, have indicated they will attend.
Delegations are being appointed by
the governors of the states of Idaho,
Oregon, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Montana, Nevada. New Mexico. Utah,
Washington, Wyoming and Nebraska.
house Saturday evening. About 200
guests were present and a very pleas
ant time was spent in playing season
able gjfmes. Refreshments, consisting
of doughnuts, pumpkin pie and cider
was served in abundance.
The city council met in regular ses
sion Monday evenig. Much routine
business was transacted, usual month
ly bills ordered paid and the budget
for the ensuing; year discussed and
Mr. William McAdams has bought
the Jos. Eaton property, facing front
street, where his mother has been liv
ing for a number of months.
W. W. Zlnn has purchased the Ed
Becker place next the fruit drier and
is now moving in.
Clint Wood is another recent buyer
in West Stay ton having bought the
house recently occupied by Thos.
Mr. and Mrs. John Oiler and little
daughter, have come from: Portland
and are living in the Bragdon house.
. Miss Frances Hunt is staying with
her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Hunt and is attending high school In
Mrs. Arthur Moore, who was In the
Wllamette Sanitarium for several
days, is convalescing at the Marion
The old fruit drier is being dismant
led and it is rumored that it will be
torn down entirely and that a couple
of bungalows will be put upon the
The new paved road is being very
much enjoyed by some autoists. Others
are crowding the speed limits and
occasionally. In their haste, run off
the pavement into the ditch.
Parts of Kingwood avenue, Park
and Third streets have been improv
ed with gravel aul a contract Is let
for the improving or part or i-ourtn
street and Johnson avenue.
Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Chapman have
moved from their farm Into the ereo.
L. Frazure house. They have rented
their farm to a brother.
Rev. and . Mrs. Allen have had as
their guests recently he mother, Mrs.
J. C. Evans, her brother Frank and
family and her brother Lewis, all of
Dorris, Cal. They motored here, ar
riving Wednesday. They also drove on
as far as Portland. They started home
Charles Wood arrived Saturday
from Kensal, N. Dakota, and Is vis
itlng at the home of his brother F,
L. Wood. Mr. Wood will look over
the country and if favorably Impres
sed will locate here.
Wm. McAdams went to Astoria"on
business Wednesday, While away he
Grande Ronde country.
J. Wesley Kessel and Mrs. Ellen
Jarvis slipped quietly away to Vancou-
er Thursday morning and were mar
ried, returning in the evening. They
will make their home for a time at the
home of Jos. Fennell. Mrs. Kessell is
the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fennell and for some time has bee
a clerk in the Peoples Cash Store. Mr.
Kessell is a watchman on the railroad
bridge. The best wishes of many
friends have been extended them.
are the cheapest and best In
surance against losing your
place-In this busy world.
t DR. A. McCULLDCa OPTOMETRIST
Bank of Commerce Building
Our watchword is personal service so that pleased
customers are ever increasing our patronage. There
fore we take keen pleasure in fitting you properly
in Furs suitable to your figure and individuality. Be
fore buying your Furs we invite you to call in and
see our stock.
West Fur Company
521 Court Street
Opposite Court House '
Farmers of Kltmath county are bor
ing wells for Irrigation. Many owners
already have wells, each capable of
furnishing water for 25 to 50 acres.
DALLAS MAN GOFS EAST
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Milwaukee, Wis. Roy Grisback
didn't like the looks of his employer's
horso, so he took him over to the
boueyard nnd got his boss another
horse. Now he Is charged with horse
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Dallas, Or., Nov. 8. Hon. W. V.
Fuller of this city, Polk county's rep
resentative in tho legislature and one
of Dallas' most prominent business
men and boosters, left this week with
C. L. Starr, a prominent tax attorney
of Portland for a several weeks' busl
ress and pleasure trip to the eastern
- West Stayton, Or., Nov. 8. Miss
Dorothy Miller was a week end guest
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